Duration of show extended to four days due to strong popularity and participation – Perfect fit for the timeless architectural brilliance of Downtown Burj Dubai – Highlights Downtown Burj Dubai’s evolution as city’s definitive lifestyle destination.
It is a celebration of timeless style: One of the world’s most fascinating architectural developments meets the much-cherished world of motorcars.
The Burj Dubai Classic Car Show is back: The second edition in February 2010 has been extended to four days, from Feb. 18 to 21, owing to public demand and stronger participation from classic car lovers in the region. Preparations are ongoing for the show, which has already generated strong buzz among classic car lovers.
In its debut in February this year, the Burj Dubai Classic Car Show held at Emaar Boulevard – set to be one of the finest boulevards in the world in Downtown Burj Dubai – brought together thousands of spectators to witness hundreds of classic car collectors from the region showcasing their prized possessions.
Also featuring classic car parades and a competition, it was the first of its kind experience for Dubai, and a symbolic representation of how the timeless architectural splendour of Downtown Burj Dubai served the befitting backdrop for classic cars that stand the test of time in design elegance.
The excitement generated will continue in the next edition, as Emaar prepares to create a more lavish spectacle of classic cars in the second edition with more participating cars, parades, competitions and attractive lifestyle events that will appeal to all sections of visitors. Visitors have free access to the show and can further build on a lively day-out with the various lifestyle features in Downtown Burj Dubai.
The participating classic cars ranged from some turn of the century models to several from the early 1970s. The show provided a glimpse on the evolution of motoring and highlighting humanity’s passion for cars. They offered a distinctive insight into how modern cars evolved, the creativity associated and how even after decades, they continue to excite and enthrall onlookers.
“The timeless quality of classic cars finds its resonance in the design patterns adopted in Downtown Burj Dubai too,” said Mr Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director – UAE, Emaar Properties. “This vibrant development has elegant architectural and design elements that will appeal to humanity for years to come. Burj Dubai, for example, is a stellar example of the architectural marvel we have accomplished.”
By building on this intimate connection between man and creativity, the Burj Dubai Classic Car Show, next year, is expected to attract more participants and visitors from around the world, said Mr Al Matrooshi.
Emaar organises the event with the support of the Automobile & Touring Club of the United Arab Emirates (ATCUAE) – a member of the ’Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens’ (FIVA), the world-wide authority for historic vehicles. Classic car owners, interested in participating in the event, can email to email@example.com for more details and registrations.
Downtown Burj Dubai, the flagship mega-project of Emaar, is anchored by Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building. Described as the new heart of the city, the established community features The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination; Souk Al Bahar, a social hotspot featuring modern cafes and theme-shops; The Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain; as well as homes and offices.
Emaar Boulevard, which winds through the 500-acre development, has several art showcases already, and will host a series of lifestyle events through the year.